We migrate the application to Groovy 4 and got an issue:
1) We use GroovyClassLoader to load *.groovy written classes to a classloader
2) Before the migration we used Groovy 3.0.15.
3) After the migration to 4.0.10 I've got the following error:
4) If the annotation definition changed from @ServiceExtraMethod(value = org.openl.generated.services.ServiceExtraMethodHandler2Impl.class) to @ServiceExtraMethod(value = org.openl.generated.services.ServiceExtraMethodHandler2Impl) then the code is compiled successfully.
Why does the compilation start to fail with .class? I can't reproduce the same issue on IntelliJ IDEA.
Can you suggest what to try? Is it expected for Groovy to stop supporting .class in Groovy 4?